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The blame game: MDs say lawyers, insurers responsible for healthcare cost control

A majority of doctors abdicated “major responsibility” for reducing healthcare costs in a physician survey about cost control. They also expressed a lack of enthusiasm for eliminating fee-for-service payment models.

Medicare to remain solvent until 2026

The Medicare Trustees released its annual report May 31 and projected that the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust fund will remain solvent two years longer than last year’s projection, or until 2026.

Coverage with evidence development: The path forward

Coverage with evidence development, a provisional reimbursement strategy that provides coverage for promising new technologies under the condition that providers collect clinical data, has been touted as a strategy to boost clinical evidence and curb unnecessary healthcare costs. However, much room for improvement remains, and was outlined in a viewpoint published May 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine.